Rumour has it … a few kings and princes are in love for you! Joking!
The Japan music chart suffer a huge hurricane 3 new songs slide to the top position and manage to pass by Gen Hoshino’s Comedy and Aimer. The top 3 is all Japanese music as for the fifth position was taken by NiziU from S.Korea.
One first position we have the Japanese King&Prince bringing us another love song that makes me my heart sweat with the dreamy Melody. It’s their 9th single lead song "Lovin'you" recorded the first single with 471,845 sales in the first week.
Lovin’ You – King & prince
A little bit of the lyrics translated:
“Loving you, loving you, loving you
Hold me tight
Let's kiss all of you who want to know
Crying and laughing she's just by my side and I've fallen in love with you many times
Don't run away Don't worry, stay by your side
Let's draw an invisible tomorrow together
Isn't it me who is next to me at any time?
Like a rainbow after the rain, after you cried
Let's draw 7 colors for 2 people”
Personal Japan billboard Review:
Well, what would I expect from Kings and princes? Another romantic song! They look such good guys! Let the Youtube edit video they have released on the platform was clearly done on a Phone camera, which is a good think, because it brings a bit originality to the Japan music Industry. Instead of the typical performance video, dance practice video and well good choreographies, it’s a more narrative and relax performance, don’t agree?
I don’t know if it was plan before, but they seem so relax and Happy, I am assuming they had a sort of issue in recording or wanted to try something different. They might have combined multiple phone cameras and video recordings in the group was in their personal chilling time. But it seems pretty good because they seem in tune with the melody feelings spreading good vibes during the video, which makes the music get stuck in my head faster.
Don’t forget to check out the top 10 at the end of this post!
Who are King & Prince?
The Japanese group was formed in 2015 by Johnny & Associates. The selection of the elements of the group happened due to the TV Asahi's Summer Station event (official website: https://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/summerstation/) The group's first original song, "Summer Station" was used as the official theme song for the Summer Station event, which ran from July to August 2015. The group was meant to disband after the event. However, in August 2015, the members announced that they would continue activities as a group.
Mr King vs Mr Prince was divided into two subgroups: "Mr King", consisting of Sho Hirano, Ren Nagase, and Kaito Takahashi and "Mr Prince", consisting of Yuta Kishi, Yuta Jinguji, and Genki Iwahashi.
King & Prince embarked on a nationwide arena tour in 2018 named the King & Prince First Concert Tour following their successful "Cinderella Girl" single. The first show of the tour took place in August at Yokohama Arena to a sold-out crowd of 15,000 people.
Approximately 260,000 people attended the final performance. King & Prince released a second single on 10 October 2018 entitled Memorial. It served as the theme song for the television drama “Club Activities, So What?” ( Bukatsu, Suki Janakya Dame Desu ka?) Its first song, "High on Love", was featured as the theme song for the film You, I Love, which is directed by Hirano. Another song included in the single features members Tetsu Takahashi, Chiaki Yuta, and Genki Iwahashi. More than 400,000 copies of "Memorial" were sold in its first week, topping the Oricon Singles Chart. In the same month of its release, the Album received Platinum status from the RIAJ for shipments of 500,000 units.
This group of people is composed of people from all over the main Japanese island, Honshu.
On November 20, 2018, Genki Iwahashi announced that he was taking a break to deal with his panic disorder. The group's management announced in February 2019 he would rejoin the group and participate in their third single, "Kimi wo Matteru", but in March it was noted that he would continue to receive treatment. It was goodbye to Genki Iwahashi on 31 March 2021 following his retirement from King & Prince.
We hope you are feeling better soon, Genki-san!
Official twitter: https://twitter.com/kingandprince_j
Who are on the second and third position that might steal the throne?
On the second and third position, we have 2 new songs on the billboard as well, which make them my highlight this week.
Whose flowers belong to?(花は誰のもの?) - STU48
STU48, although a group sister from the famous AKB48, it seems a more modest and clear they sing about the pandemic arrival and the borders closure. The group was formed in 2017 based in the "Setouchi" area and is active mainly in "one sea, seven prefectures".While on tour around the 7 prefectures of Setouchi, their activities and performances concept is the "Voice of Setouchi".
STU48 Official website https://www.stu48.com/
Chronostasis(クロノスタシス) BUMP OF CHICKEN
From the beautiful Chiba prefecture is Sakura city. The group was form while on school, in 1994. In 1996, They won a national competition and the following year they start to gain high popularity.
Official website: http://www.bumpofchicken.com/
[JAPAN HOT 100] Billboard Japan Top Chart (20 APR 2022) 1st place [NEW] "Lovin'you" King & Prince (471,845 sheets ・-・-)
2nd place [NEW] "Who does the flower belong to?" STU48 (234,382 sheets ・-・- )
3rd place [NEW] "Chronostasis" BUMP OF CHICKEN (-・ 32,912DL ・ 2,894,555)
4th place [last week position 11] "Comedy" Hoshino Gen (-・ 10,181DL ・ 4,831,080 playback)
5th place [NEW] "ASOBO" NiziU ( -・ 13,404DL ・ 4,020,981 playback)
6th place [NEW] "Mixed nuts" Official Higeo dism (-・ 20,554DL ・ 2,622,207 playback)
7th place [last week position 2] "Zankyosanka" Aimer (664 sheets ・ 4,259DL ・ 5,906,967 playback)
8th place [last week position 22] "LOVE DIVE" IVE (-・ 2,174DL ・ 7,047,136 playback)
9th place [last week position 6] "Cinderella Boy" Saucy Dog (-・-・ 6,807,688 playback)
10th place [last week position 9] "W / X / Y" Tani Yuuki (-・ 2,567DL ・ 7,116,443 playback)